Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed a public meeting in Khambhalia and said that Minister Bhupendra Patel was a “puppet chief minister”. “It has been 75 years since India became independent but to date, no CM has come from Khambhalia. Now, for the first time in 75 years, Khambhalia’s son Isudan Gadhvi is going to become the chief minister of Gujarat,” Kejriwal said.
“I want to ask the people of Khambhalia that on one side there is Bhupendrabhai Patel and on the other, there is Isudan Gadhvi. Gadhvi is a young leader whose heart beats for the poor. Bhupendrabhai has no power; he is a puppet chief minister. He can’t even change his peonDoes the public want a puppet chief minister or an educated, kind, hardworking, domineering, down-to-earth chief minister?” Kejriwal asked.
He said that a few days ago, Amit Shah’s rally in Khambhalia got a “lukewarm” response, but people turned up in “large numbers” for his meeting. “There is happiness on everyone’s face, everyone has come here to make their son Isudan Gadhvi the chief minister,” he said.
Kejriwal, the Delhi chief minister, said he could see the winds of change blowing in Gujarat. “Everyone here is fed up with the BJP. Earlier, the people of Gujarat had no choice. But now, the real opportunity has come to them. When the pot of sin on earth gets full, then God sweeps his broom,” Kejriwal said, pitching for AAP’s symbol, the broom.
Gadhvi said that 53 lakh farmers in Gujarat were facing three major problems. “Farmers do not get the price of their crops, water is not available for irrigation, and farmers do not get electricity. That’s why farmers and the people of Gujarat have decided that this time they have to form a government of the common people and farmers, and not of industrialists,” he said.